“Otherly” Documentary Film Series by Women, Non-Binary + Genderqueer Creators

PBS POV Spark partners with the National Film Board of Canada for a series on Instagram Stories

Seven diverse, short documentaries about finding one’s place in society will premiere through Otherly‘s Instagram Stories on 15 March. A collaboration between the PBS interactive division, called POV Spark, and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), Otherly is a mixed media project that shines a light on the personal stories of women, non-binary and genderqueer creators. Stylistically, these films range from animation to live action, …

Criterion Collection Removes Paywall From Movies by Black Filmmakers

The Criterion Collection has removed their paywall on all narrative films and documentaries made by Black filmmakers in an act of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. A statement from the platform reads, “We are committed to examining the role we play in the idea of canon formation, whose voices get elevated, and who gets to decide what stories get told.” Additionally, the company …

BLUR Celebrates the Ever-Growing Canon of Black Cinema

Forgoing categories like documentary, short, video art, and music video, the Anthony Konigbagbe-curated exhibit celebrates the work of black creators

Curated by Pyer Moss art director Anthony Konigbagbe, the exhibition BLUR is a muddling of forms and genres. From music videos and short films to documentaries and branded content, all are present (on show at the transitional gallery space at 98 Orchard), but none are prefaced with their intention. When films are assigned a genre, expectations gets affixed, as well. But, BLUR‘s opening statement, which viewers are …